Clark Hays


I'm a writer, poet and lapsed cowboy currently living in Portland, Oregon, with my life and writing partner Kathleen McFall.

We've written two books together so far: "The Cowboy and the Vampire" (Midnight Ink 2010) and "Blood and Whiskey" (Pumpjack Press 2012).

They are part of The Vampire and Thriller Series -- we're hard at work on book three -- chronicling the love affair and other misadventures between a hard-luck cowboy and his vampire lover. It's the best of the west versus the worst of the undead with plenty of action, steamy romance, laughs and chills and thrills.

Learn more about the books and what it's like to write with the person you love, and find plenty of fresh, undead content at "Like" us at for even more fun stuff.

My solo projects include poetry published in a variety of probably defunct journals (I've got hard copies though, so I can prove it) and short fiction including "Pocket Wolves" (Opium magazine), which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2010. "Red Winter," a novella, is currently available as an eBook thanks to Pumpjack Press.

I grew up on a ranch in Montana and spent my formative years branding cattle, riding horses, shooting guns and writing. I currently work in corporate communications, which is a far cry from riding the range, but there is a lot of wrangling and cursing involved.

Where to find Clark Hays online


Red Winter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011 by Pumpjack Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Sheriff Early Hardiman has seen a lot of bad things in his life, but nothing could have prepared him for the first Vampire to visit the Old West. It’s 1890 and winter is closing like a noose around tiny LonePine, Wyoming. Fans of "The Cowboy and the Vampire" know LonePine will see its share of Vampires in another 120 years, but in 1890, no one had yet imagined the terror of Jericho Whistler.

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